Creativity at Cafe Scientifique

Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2009 in Event, News| Share this article

Cafe Scientifique, the Arts-Science network and the ESRC present How to be Creative on Thursday, 12th March 2009, 7 – 9 pm at the Showroom Bar in Sheffield.

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, Cafe Scientifique is hosting a special event on creativity in the sciences, the social sciences and the arts. Two physical scientists from Sheffield’s Polymer Centre, a psychologist and an artistic director/performer will draw on their research and personal experiences to share their insights and tips on how to be creative. This is an opportunity for Cafe Scientifique guests to interact with the disciplinary specialists on where, how and whether they are creative!

With a mix of stories, studies, discussion and creative activities, this session is set to be a Cafe with a difference. Alongside talks by Kamal Birdi, Tim Richardson, Alex Kelly and Peter Styring, there will also be live musical accompaniment from the musician John Ball.

Starting at the usual time of 7 pm, 4 speakers will first present short talks aided by plenty of audio visuals and interaction. The second half of the session will give you a chance to try out some hands-on creative activities with the speakers. Light refreshments will be provided. The special event will close at 9 pm.

More information is available from Chamu Kuppuswamy.